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I'm trying to figure out how to create a select query that will pull records from two different tables if they have a common field name.  

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tblOpenOrders and tblFinGoods

both have a field named "PartN" and I want the query to return all the records from tblOpenOrders AND ALSO all the records from tblFinGoods using form criteria like:

Forms!frmCloseOrder!txtPartN

So if tblOpenOrders has 5 records equal to "Forms!frmCloseOrder!txtPartN" and tblFinGoods has 10 records equal to "Forms!frmCloseOrder!txtPartN" I want 15 records to display when I run the query.

Possible?

--Steve
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select [fields] from table 1 where [this] = that

union

select  [fields] from table 2 where [this] = that
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the fields must be the same for a union

research union it has some quirks
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by:jerryb30
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Not for points:

select * from table1
where partN = Forms!frmCloseOrder!txtPartN
union all
select * from table2
where partN = Forms!frmCloseOrder!txtPartN

Union
 will automatically group like values (for all fields)

Union all

allows like values (for all selected fields), although the source table would be lost.
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by:clarkscott
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If you tables are different, create a query for each table and name the columns the same for both queries.  Use these 2 new queries in your union query.

Scott C
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